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Tolosa Press Submissions Guidelines

*To be eligible to submit, your NightWriter dues must be current.


All submissions must be the original work of the author. You may submit previously published or submitted material if it was not published locally.


-      Short stories – fiction and creative non-fiction. All themes are accepted, but please keep in mind  that Tolosa Press is a family friendly publication. The publisher prefers pieces that grab the  readers and keep them interested until the end.

Not Accepting:

-      Poetry, Essays, Opinion pieces, Excerpts from novels, “How To” articles.

Submission Guidelines:

-      Send your submission as an attachment, not in the body of the e-mail. Attach as a word  document.

-      Word limit (strict!) – 500 – 600

-      Double space; use readable 12 point font, preferably Times New Roman.

-      Insert a header, which should include: title, your name, word count, genre.

-      Include a two sentence bio and insert at the bottom of your submission, even if you have  submitted before.

Submissions should be sent to:, with “Tolosa Call for Submission” in the subject line.

NightWriters reserves the right to edit submissions. Whenever time allows, the author will have the opportunity to approve changes.

If your submission is selected, the NightWriter Photographer may arrange to take your picture to submit with the article. 

Andrea Chmelik

Tolosa Press Submissions Manager

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